Category: Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE)

MAY MADNESS!

During the month of May, EconoBEE will be running specially tailored full-day and half-day B-BBEE workshops with an added twist! Our Directors will be unpacking extra information which includes, but is not limited to, the following: How the new measured period will impact measured entities The debate around sale of...

Are YOU being paid out your Mandatory and Discretionary Grants?

There are 2 types of Grants that are awarded to companies to assist with Training and Upskilling. These are the Mandatory Grants and Discretionary Grants. Let’s look at the difference between these Grants and the benefits of each: Mandatory Grants This Grant is payable to all levy paying companies upon...

The deadline for the annual submission of the WSP is 30 April 2021!

The law states that a company with a payroll that exceeds R500 000 per annum must be registered to pay the Skills Development Levy (SDL). All companies with 50 or more employees need to establish a Skills Development Committee and consult with the Committee prior to the submission of the skills...

Are your skills development goals aligned to your employment equity targets?

Recently the Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour has called for public comment on the Employment Equity Amendment Bill. The bill has been described by President Cyril Ramaphosa as a ‘game changer’ for Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa. The Minister of Labour, after consulting with various sectors including...

Are you being sold a dubious B-BBEE share option scheme? Hear what the B-BBEE Commission has to say……..

Firstly, compliments of the season to you all and here’s to wishing everyone a good 2021! I hope you have all managed to remain safe and hopefully had a decent break! Onto interesting business matters now……. Towards the latter part of 2020 we had a non-compliant QSE client come to...

Has the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal in relation to the PPPFA changed B-BBEE ?

EconoBEE was recently asked to participate in a live, televised interview by eNCA in relation to the Supreme Court of Appeal’s ruling on the PPPFA (preferential procurement policy framework act). Headlines such as “Court rules BEE pre-disqualification in public procurement invalid, unconstitutional” got many interested parties talking about B-BBEE. Our...

B-BBEE Fronting Indicators: Are you committing fraud?

Fronting is a form of fraudulent misrepresentation in an attempt to circumvent the BEE codes. There are various forms of fronting indicators listed in legislation. In consulting, we have come across some glaring examples which we would like to point out: The black people identified by an enterprise as its...

Indicative Profit Margin Calculation

INDICATIVE PROFIT MARGIN CALCULATION The indicative profit margin is applied when a measured entity has made less than a quarter of the industry norm. Enterprise development, supplier development as well as socio-economic development are based on the percentage of either a NPAT or an indicative profit margin where a measured...

Getting the most out of your skills development spend!

Skills development is a priority element of the B-BBEE scorecard that requires a measured entity to spend on the upskilling of its staff/external people. Due to its nature, a measured entity needs to spend in order to earn points with regards to the skills development element and, as a priority...

When an Inspector Calls!

With the Department of Labour’s new stern approach to transformation, it is highly likely that the number of inspections will increase dramatically! These inspections will be focused on your company’s Employment Equity Plans and, specifically, whether or not the company has been implementing their plan as promised. These Employment Equity...

What Economic Transformation actually happened in South Africa in 2019?

The B-BBEE Commission recently released the annual B-BBEE trends report for the 2019 calendar year. The purpose of the report is to assist the B-BBEE Commission to determine how organs of state, public and private entities in South Africa are performing against the generic and sector Codes of Good Practice....

Read about the new Draft Amendments to Employment Equity!

Quoting slow progress since the introduction of Employment Equity regulations, it seems the Department of Labour will be introducing a stern approach to driving transformation. EconoBEE has ascertained the following: Numerical targets will be set by the department and these will be specific to your economic sector. Previously, companies set...

Earn more points on skills development!

Earn more points on skills development: Absorption Bonus points under Skills Development Employers can earn 5 bonus points under skills development through the absorption of learners. In the  2013 Amended Codes of Good Practice (COGP) absorption was defined as the following: Absorption: means a measure of the Measured Entity’s ability to successfully...

Do EAP targets apply to disabled skills spend in ICT sector codes?

In terms of  Clause 2.3 of the Gazette No: 40407 it states that ‘’The compliance targets for 2.11.1,2.1.1.2, 2.1.2.1, 2.1.2.2 and 2.13 of the Skills Development Scorecard are based on the overall demographic representation of Black people as defined in the Employment Equity Act. For scoring purposes, the targets should...

EconoBEE’s Learnerships and Apprenticeships on Offer!

We’ve attached a document that gives an outline of EconoBEE’s learnerships and apprenticeships currently on offer. Before we look at that though, let’s take a look at how and why skills development in South Africa is so important, within a BEE framework.   Grow your own timber through skills development...

Better safe than sorry!

Are you ready for an inspection by the Labour Department in terms of your Employment Equity compliance? The 19th report of the Commission on Employment Equity entitled:  “Transformation makes business sense” reflects the increase in employment equity reporting especially in the private sector. Part of the increase in number is attributed...